March 20, 2019
The Middle East’s latest protests seem like the Arab Spring all over again. That’s no reason for optimism.
Is the Arab Spring back, as some protesters, activists, and analysts have declared? The uninspiring answer is a qualified maybe.
March 13, 2019
400 American troops can't accomplish anything.
If the president wants to withdraw from Syria, he might as well just withdraw.
March 8, 2019
This International Women's Day, we highlight six women whose contributions have helped to shape the contemporary world order.
March 1, 2019
A sweeping narrative account of the last five years in the Middle East and a timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings failed.
February 28, 2019
Algerians are protesting in large numbers over moves to maintain ailing longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika in power. The ruling elite faces a test of legitimacy that could spark unrest in a region …
February 25, 2019
The march to war against Iran is echoing the drumbeats of America's last major Middle Eastern invasion.
Kim Jong-un hopes a summit with President Trump will lead to sanctions relief, while experts disagree over whether increased pressure would push Pyongyang toward denuclearization.